Wizard World LA...______________________________ March 21st, 2004 - sunday___



I just returned from Wizard World LA, which was basically like a small version of the San Diego Comic-Con. It was great meeting a few people I have been wanting to meet for some time now, and I had a nice chat with Erik Larsen and Eric Stephenson of Image Comics, who will be publishing Flight Volume One. They're great guys, and I really look forward to working with the Image crew on the book! What also blew my mind was the fact that nearly every person I talked to at the convention knew about Flight beforehand, and they're all excited about it! Now I'm just hoping the general audience out there will feel the same way we do about this project...

I also had a great time chatting with Chris Staros of Top Shelf Productions. Those guys know what's up. One look at their library of books and it's obvious to me they're headed in the right direction. Five minutes talking with Chris, and I realize why this is. Good people doing good books. Go support that work!

The coolest moment during the trip was while I was showing my friend Phil some Daisy Kutter pages, and some kids (probably 10-12 years old) stopped by to tell me it was good stuff. Heheh. I didn't think that the younger kids were my audience when I began this project, especially considering its subject matter (it plays mainly on the themes of unresolved relationships, revenge, and compulsive behavior), but I guess I have to start taking that into consideration. Of course, kids are just small people, and many of them are incredibly smart and wise, perhaps more so than a lot of us older kids, so I think it's best not to shelter them too much...

Geez, I'm going off on a tangent here. This is, after all, some very interesting subject matter. What do you all think? Should we be more careful in producing literature for younger audiences, or should we just let them in on what they're going to experience firsthand anyway? I know where I stand on all of this, and I infuse it into all my work, but what do you think?





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